Cromer Carnival 2013
Cromer Carnival 2014
Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.
So next year it will be held from Saturday 16th August to Friday 22nd August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 20th August 2014.
Put a date in your diary NOW!!
You'll also find links to the press photos from the Cromer Carnival (Official) Facebook page. We're now targetting 3,000 likes for the Facebook site - so do look in and help!
We hope you enjoy our video below of few of the highlights of Carnival Day 2013. There are five videos in total now; to see all of them visit the Poppyland Publishing channel on YouTube.
From those great stall turns of the Blades, when they looked as though they might fall out of the sky, through to the huge enthusiasm of the many stall holders, the help of the bucket collectors in the parade, the floats from the giant scenes provided by the biggest lorries to the ever-running chocolate fountain enjoyed by Charlie, what tremendous efforts by all. I'm sure there were a few wrinkles, but with lovely weather, a full carnival field and a full beach, we hope you enjoyed your day in Cromer.
In spite of some hiccups on timings, on Tuesday a great day was had by all on the Carnival field, with some great weather to go with it. With crazy antics from Raz the Clown in the marquee, through to the parachutists coming in from a clear blue sky, there was lots for all to enjoy. Newfoundlanders (dogs, that is) paraded in the arena and crowds of youngsters marched behing the Romford band - who will of course be out and about to entertain us on Wednesday, starting down at the Blogg gardens at the presentation of some of the competition prizes.
Lets have a look at a little of went on for Children's Tuesday. And how did Doc Spinoff think up all those crazy bikes?
Monday's film was the Waiters and Waitresses Competition and Races. Couldn't get everybody who took part into the video I'm afraid, but here's a sample of what went on! Of all the Carnival Competitions, this is the one that's been going on the longest, we think from some time in the late 1950s. At that time it was raced in town, around the church; now it's held down on the prom.
A great turn-out from the hotels and restaurants. They all deserve your patronage!
By the way, in case you're wondering about still photos of the day, there's some loinked from the label on the left and more will be along soon.
On Sunday Olly Day was on hand to crown the Carnival Queen. Again, here's our short video which covers just some of the days events. By the way, we can only include a couple of videos a day on the site, so Saturday's has dropped off the page. However, never fear, they're all available by going to the Poppyland Publishing channel on YouTube. - or you can find links from the postings on the Cromer Carnival - Official web page. By the way, thanks for getting the Offcial Facebook site over the 2,500 mark - the next target is 3,000 by Christmas - 2013, that is.
Missed Saturday at the field? - never mind, you can catch the video on the Poppyland Publishing YouTube Channel. Go to YouTube and search for Poppyland Publishing.
The Wildcats came on Wednesday - and so did the Blades.
The Wildcats are East Anglia's own aerobatic team, flying from Old Buckenham airfield in the south of the county. The Wildcats are sponsored by SG Wealth Management and Norfolk University Technical College.
The Blades are all ex-Red Arrows pilots, and provided some spectacular action in the sky on Wednesday.
And below, a bit of a look back at the weeks leading up to Carnival.
There's plenty that went on for all of the two Children's Weeks. Andreas, this year's Carnival photographer was on hand to take plenty of pictures and we'll be putting a link through to his site as soon as possible so that you can order copies from this year's events.
There were lots of early season events and this year's Carnival Queen and her Senior Attendant were kept busy. You're seeing a lot more of this year's Miss Cromer, Jade Armstrong and of Jodie Rice.
The Carnival Queen and her Senior Attendant were joined by the two Junior Attendants, Eve Hope Dawson and Bethany Cuff. As ever there was lots of interest in taking on these two roles, and it's a pity that all those interested can't win - but we are sure those that were chosen are being creditable representatives of the young people of the town through the summer festivities.
Don't forget there's now a Cromer app for your iPhone or your Android smartphone - that will help you keep in touch and link through to this site when appropriate.